This is the EQ7 drawing of the table topper we will be creating. Click here for PDF
Cut your fabric according to the instructions above. (Not sure how? Send me a comment and I’ll help!)
You will be making 16 blocks. Each of the blocks will have a finished size of 8” x 8”
Mark the squares which are to be half square triangles from corner to corner. Sew and cut.
I like to chain piece my units and then cut them apart. AFTER they are completely sewn and cut, square them to exactly 2.5”
This helps when aligning them later for exact sewing AND it also removes the pesky dog ears.
When all my blocks are done, I always lay my whole quilt out and pin the blocks together so that I don’t make any mistakes when sewing. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always work.
Here is what each set of FOUR blocks should look like when sewn together.
Below is what I THOUGHT
was my finished table top.
Honestly, I really like the pattern I created (this is a first for me and Electric Quilt!)
I mean I was H.A.P.P.Y.
I was sooo happy that I was singing, “Ring of Fire” because, my quilt reminded me of a fiery ring……. And THEN, I spotted IT. Not just IT but THEM.
ERRORS!!! OMG…. Whatever should I do?
In the past, I would have seriously considered throwing the whole dang thing into the trash BUT, I liiiked this one. I really did. So, I bit the bullet and got out the dreaded ripper. It was SCARY. I mean, I wasn’t so sure I could remove an internal block, rotate it and sew it back in without it causing me massive GRIEF.
I know, I KNOW… you wanna see the messed-up version. Ok, here it is. Can you see IT… I mean THEM???? (It’s the one on the left if you’re on your desktop computer LOLOLOL)
And on the right is the fixed version. I hope it isn’t too weird of me to say this but dang-git, I’m proud of myself for fixing it. Those of you who know me, know of my reputation of making ‘sewings’. You know, UFOs that will never see the light of day BECAUSE they did not turn out as I had imagined them in my mind’s eye (or maybe I just got bored).
Well that’s about it. Have you ever had a mess-up like mine?
Oh, shhhhh don’t tell anyone but I used to work in a quilt shop and we had a lady who made our quilt samples and did a fabulous job on EVERY quilt except one where she had a block upside-down in the middle of a king sized quilt.
I hope she never noticed because I bet she would be mortified.
Well, thanks for dropping by!! Happy Sewing and Quilting!
I’ve decided to add the link for my YouTube video here. You know…. I’m pretty new at this YouTube/Blogging/Instagram/FB thing so hopefully this isn’t too much.
Here’s the video. There are links under the video if you would like to see the products I’m talking about.
Thanks so much for coming to my blog!! If you have suggestions for quilting my table runner, please leave me a comment.
Podcast Episode 4 Show Notes
Below are the show notes for Episode #4 podcast.
The table runner pattern we used for our FUN sew along.Table Runner 1 REVISED
Kari Schell’s new FREE daily EQ7 class: Catch the Waves.
My block with embroidery test. Recall the embroidery file was one from Anita Goodesign…their weekly design set. I think they currently have a Christmas one available.
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We will all be able to SEE EACH OTHER 👍(unless you turn off your computer or laptop camera which is an option for you).
All you need is a bit of fabric (charm squares are GREAT), your rotary cutter, ruler and mat to get started.
We will cut the fabric, mark it, sew it and GAB!
Leave me a message or comment with your email and I’ll send you the info!! I’m excited to meet new sewing friends!! I hope you are too!
PS. Please message me by 8:45 tomorrow morning (that’s Tuesday morning) so I have time to send out your info.
Episode 3 – Podcast
This podcast includes me admitting (YIKES) that I was wrong, talking about a local quilt shop FUN evening, discussing the Farmer’s Wife quilt AND reviewing a new-to-me notion.
As I mentioned, Rachel and I got 10 patterns from our LQS last night. The patterns that I discussed are from The Quilt Company. You can get the patterns there for $2.50 I believe. Oh, except the one created with the half square triangles…the that I said I might create an embroidery for the center square BECAUSE that one was designed by Robyn (the shop owner). If you want that one try contacting Robyn on her FaceBook page.
The rulers that I spoke of are the two following ones. If you happen to purchase them through my Amazon link, I make a VERY small (think itsy BITSY) commission at no extra charge to you. Of course you can try your LQS FIRST!
This is a link to the Farmer’s Wife book. If you click on it you can see a LOT of pages from the book to get a good idea of how interesting it truly is. I understand the book comes with a CD that includes all the templates. Like I mentioned, I MAY use Marti Michell templates for mine. I’ve got to go to her blog to see which ones I’ll need to purchase. The only set I currently own is Set A.
That’s pretty much it EXCEPT for this old dog learning her new EQ7 tricks.
PLEASE look at the following diagram. Is it correct? Specifically I’m talking about the outer gray triangles.
Oops…. the notion I reviewed is this one. I’ll show you how terrific it is in my next video.